1924 Comox Street

1924 Comox Street was an empty lot on the south side of the 1900 block of Comox Street until about 1930, when the Capistrano Apartments went up on the site.

In the postcard below, the empty lot at 1924 Comox Street is to the left of the light-coloured house at the centre left.

Gilford Street - Intersections with Comox - Nelson - Barclay - Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd - Montreal and Toronto - Printed in Great Britain.

Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd – Montreal and Toronto – Printed in Great Britain.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 9.

1900 Block Comox Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1900 Block Comox Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Capistrano Apartments on Comox Street [1924 Comox]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 30116; about 1930; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30116.jpg.

Capistrano Apartments on Comox Street [1924 Comox]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 30116; about 1930; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30116.jpg.

1924 Comox Street, about 1985, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 790-1755; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1924-comox-street.

1924 Comox Street, about 1985, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 790-1755; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1924-comox-street.

By the 1980s, the owners of the The Capistrano were planning to demolish it. The tenants tried unsuccessfully to convert the building into a cooperative.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1985, page B3, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1985, page B3, column 6.

The developer applied to construct a new condominium building on the property.

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 1986, page D16, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 1986, page D16, column 1.

A new building, called Windgate Apartments, was on the site by 1987. The address was 1924 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1987, page 54, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1987, page 54, column 1.

In 2011 and 2012, the new building had rainscreen re-construction to deal with water leaks on the exterior.

1924 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2011.

1924 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2011.

Windgate, 1924 Comox Street, https://www.condoinvancouver.ca/windgate.

Windgate, 1924 Comox Street, https://www.condoinvancouver.ca/windgate.

Further information appears on the page for the Capistrano Apartments.